I received an email a few days ago, about a new single with a story that will touch the lives of many. The song, “Climb This Mountain”, is to raise awareness for Parkinson’s Disease. Fifteen different Parkinson’s Organizations from around the world jumped on the release in the last weeks to declare it as a Parkinson’s Awareness Song.
“Climb This Mountain” was written by Nashville based singer/songwriter, Rob Georg. Rob tells us he took an 18 month break from his career. A career includes winning the New Music Award in Hollywood in 2020. In the email, Rob said, “Corona (COVID) and the travel ban did their part, my parents being diagnosed with severe illnesses during the pandemic and me moving into their house to take care of them, the other. After the travel ban had been lifted last November, I made it back to Nashville to record new songs that I wrote in lockdown times. “Climb This Mountain” is about his father’s battle against Parkinson’s Disease.
Many families throughout the country are dealing with someone struggling with this disease. The Parkinson’s Foundation offers much information for people who are not familiar with the illness and have a desire to learn more. The information below is from the Foundation’s website. I invite our readers to visit this site for more information about Parkinson’s Disease.
- Nearly one million people in the U.S. are living with Parkinson’s disease (PD), which is more than the combined number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease (or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). This is expected to rise to 1.2 million by 2030.
- Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with PD each year.
- More than 10 million people worldwide are living with PD.
- Incidence of Parkinson’s disease increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before age 50.
- Men are 1.5 times more likely to have Parkinson’s disease than women.
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